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Hey guys was needing some help on purchasing a couple of new scopes for my fathers guns he left me.I have always just bowhunted the entire season but now theses guns one a 270 and oone a 30-06 he gave me one day because he said he bought them the Nov. I was born way back in 1973(when did that start to sound like a long time ago ha!).Anyways I think I am going to get serious about the"gun hunting" Ive always shunned for some reason and was wanting to get some advice on what may be thebest route to go on equiping these two treasures with scopes.Just from research my starting point seems to be the busnell 3200.Not sure however if I may need two different scope types for 2 different guns.I would like to have a pretty good scope int the $200 dollar range and will be used mostly for shots out to 250-300 yards at longest(wow seems long for an old bowhuntr lol), anyways thanks in advance for all your input

 

 

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The Burris Fullfield II 3-9x40 would be just about a perfect match for the rifles and your price range.  They are better scopes than the Bushnell 3200, in my opinion at least.  You also get a bonus in the form of a spotting scope or set of binoculars for your $200 price (or one of each, since you are buying two scopes).

 

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I agree with Longhunter the Burris Full Field and the Nikon Buckmaster are better scopes then the Bushnell 3200.  The Bushnell 4200 Elite is a fantastic scope however, it cost quite a bit more.  Trying to stay in the reasonable price range I'd look at the following in this order (in my opion starting with the best glass and working down)

 

Weaver Grand Slam

Nikon Buckmaster

Burris Full Field or the Pentax Pioneer (same scope)

Bushnell 3200 Elite

 

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Originally posted by Acenturian Acenturian wrote:

Weaver Grand Slam

Nikon Buckmaster

Burris Full Field or the Pentax Pioneer (same scope)

Bushnell 3200 Elite

 

 

AC, your really high on that Weaver Grand Slam.

I need to take another look at that scope.....

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Cheaptrick:

 

Yes, it impressed the H#LL out of me when I looked through one.  I know some people don't like the badmitten bird looking adjustment ring, I dont mid it. Plus,  it works great when used with gloved hands. The optics just sold me for the price. At the time I was looking in direct comparison to the Leupold VariX III and well actually there was no comparison the Weaver had it easily beat.  Still havent had the opportunity to compare the VXIII to the Grandslam side by side. I even got a good laugh out of it since I have friends and family that are such Leupold fanatics that if it does not have a gold band it must be trash....OH NOT QUITE!!! Even made it better that it was a Weaver LOL

 

I guess I also have a soft spot for the ol Weaver name, just such a history in American shooting. Towards the end of the orginal Weaver company they made some pretty low end stuff and I am glad the new company  brought back some good quality at an affordable price. Heck, I even picked up the Grand Slam binoculars as a back up pair to my Swifts.

 

It may not be for everyone, like I said some don't like the looks..but its definitly worth a good long look.

 

Take care

AC

 

 

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